Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

County of Sonoma LogoCompany:  County of Sonoma 

Location: Santa Rosa, CA 

Date Posted:  February 28, 2017

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $6,567-$7,983/Mo.

Supervising Environmental Health Specialist

About the Position

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking qualified individuals to fill two Supervising Environmental Health Specialist positions.

Supervising Environmental Health Specialists oversee, plan, and direct the work of the Consumer Protection Program. He/she supervises the Environmental Health Specialist team in the education of the public and the enforcement of state and county laws and regulations; assists the Environmental Health Director/Program Manager in the development of Environmental Health programs; leads and develops program staff and encourages professional growth; provides recommended program improvements; advises and assists community groups on environmental health issues; conducts complex field observations in conjunction with law enforcement and confers with local and state officials concerning environmental health, sanitation methods, and public health problems.

Interpersonal skills and supervisory experience, coupled with the ability to easily relate and adjust to a variety of situations and personalities while communicating with staff at all levels of the organization is a must. A well-qualified candidate must also have exceptional organization, leadership, and communication skills, with the ability to coach and develop a team, assess a situation, apply the appropriate investigation/inspection methods, interpret the necessary laws and regulations, and recommend appropriate solutions.


Qualifications for this position normally include graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in environmental health science, biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, or related subjects, as required by state law, and two years of working level professional experience, or one year of advanced working level professional experience, in the field of environmental health and safety regulation and enforcement (e.g. working as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, a Registered Sanitarian, an Environmental Sanitarian, a Public Health Sanitarian, a Certified Environmental Health Professional, or as an equivalently recognized professional). Some lead or supervisory experience is desirable. A Master's degree in Public Health, Health Science, or Public Administration is desirable.

License: Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist as required by the State of California's Health and Safety Code.

How to Apply

Apply Now!  Continuous filing until filled!  To view the complete position details and apply online, visit us at, or phone HR at (707) 565-8059. EOE